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't used these guys all the way from . . . last year. and then the romney campaign has a problem because they already put out a statement before this . . . oops. and then there is this man shawn spicer. when they are stone-cold busted on this he comes out and said us? we fired the guys. >> we at this point have an allegation. in that mere allegation has caused us to act swiftly and sever our ties with this firm, because we have a zero tolerance when it comes to this. we don't believe that it is appropriate, and we wanted to make a swift and bold action to illustrate that. >> cenk: no, no no. mr. spicer the other side has not engaged in that type of behavior. you have no evidence of that. you have engaged in that behavior of and over again. was the swift bold action before or after he changed his name so he could continue this. they charge us with voter fraud all the time because they know that's what they have been doing behind the scenes for years and years. when we come back who do you think won the last nine presidential debates? i have the answer for you, and i th
years later there's a new romney on the high satiseas. this one, is of course, taking on water and they are not quite sure what the captain is up to or even why he's the captain. here's what ultra rich republican bill marriott of the marriott hotel chain said last night about why his good friend mitt should guide our ship of state. >> both men have vacation homes and a few summers ago i was taking my grandchildren and children to town in the boat for ice cream and we got into the dock and they were all full and we looked around and there was no place to park. i finally found a place to park after 20 minutes and i said, who is going to grab the rope and i looked up and there was mitt romney. he pulled me in, tied the boat and he rescued me just as he is going to rescue this great country. >> mitt romney helped a rich buddy park his late yacht and that's why he should be president? this campaign has lost touch with reality and it's no wonder republicans are jumping ship. they are blaming romney himself for the flailing campaign and saying, in the end, it's mitt. look out below, r
in years. bcal n st pars >>'ll ask robert reich what mitt romney means when he says he's harvesting companies. >>> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut whole thing down. at he's talking about when it comes to women has the nerve to call senator claire mccaskill unladylike. we'll bring you the latest on the todd akin disaster. good to have you wh us anr hit, folks. ioicoff e 2012 electionn january. today it was the first state where people could cast their votes in person for the general election. the race is on. the race has been tight in iowa, but president obama has the momentum. the latest ten-day poll erage from "real clear politics" shows president obama with nearly a five-point lea iowa voters were out in full force starting at 7:00 this morning. one election commissioner said this could be a reco-breaking year. >> this was by far the busiest opening day we've had in the ten wthng pe. been in the office. 100 would have been a good number. that's what it was four years ago. we're well past that. we're not to noon yet. >> look at the early voting n
happened in the next four years, but it's about who will do a better job for the next four years. romney needs to present something other than, jie, hasn't obama sucked? you cannot win like that. howard dean would be the democratic nominee and president of the united states if that was the case. you have to give people a reason to vote for you. >> steve, you make pay compelling argument there. the debates, perhaps, michael, the next opportunity and the last opportunity for mitt romney to make this case. both sides have elised memos. this is beth myers of the romney campaign. this is what she says in part. it's clear that president obama will use his ample rhett for cal gifts in debating experience at one end. we expect a 90-minute attack ad. david axelrod not to be outdone by the obama campaign. saying we expect mitt romney to be prepared, disciplined and aaggressive. the first debate generally favor challengers. both sides are trying to manage expectations here? >> absolutely. >> this guy's really good. >> how do we get in the ring with him all of a sudden? >> right. >> they're skilled
job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> that former baylor basketball player who tried to extort money from robert griffin, iii pled guilty yesterday. back in june richard hurd contacted one of rg3's agents demanding a million bucks or he would release some as yet unvealed damaging information on the rookie. the agent called the police and hurd was later arrested. hurd is scheduled for a hearing november 21st and he could be facing two or three years behind bars. >>> the washington wizards will be without their floor general the beginning of the season. john wall is out for eight weeks. he's got some sort of stress injury in his knee. he doesn't need surgery, but the former first overall pick will start rehab right away. until he gets back a.j. price and shelvin mack are the only point guards on the roster. >>> fairfax county police on the hunt for a crook ste
the president an to do in another four years people don't know. and so mitt romney still has an opportunity, i think, to not onay >> you can say the same about mitt romney. >> you could, you could, but the president has got a record of four years that a lot of americans aren't happyith. he's not coming close to driving that message. he's still doing one event a day. nothing or creates a negative story or has some old video pop out. this is not left wing pundits or reporters who don't like mitt romney. this is what every republican i talk to is saying, scratching their head saying how can he continue to waste another day? i'm looking at my calendar eve day, when is he going to win a sile ns cye? >> i would argue more positive for obama and say he's doubled the stock market, he's taken the unemployment rate from double digits down to eight. if he does that again, he'll take it down to six. if you want to say i'll take it down two or three points further, just stay on that let'keooat t a new obama campaign ad just put out a powerful ad airing in swing states that uses romney's own words against h
and beyond. >>> "mother jones" unearthed yet another lost romney tape from his bain years. >> bain capital is an investment partnership. >> i'll ask robert reich what mitt romney means when he says he's harvesting companies. >>> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> and the guy who has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to women has the nerve to call senator claire mccaskill unladylike. we'll bring you the latest on the todd akin disaster. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thank for watching. iowa kicked off the 2012 election in january. today it was the first state where people could cast their votes in person for the general election. the race is on. the race has been tight in iowa, but president obama has the momentum. the latest ten-day poll average from "real clear politics" shows president obama with nearly a five-point lead. iowa voters were out in full force starting at 7:00 this morning. one election commissioner said this could be a record-breaking year. >> this was by far the busiest opening day we've had i
; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
by 10%. that, again, saves about $47 billion a year. >> romney also emphasized he's running a campaign for all americans. that's a reference to the secret videotape where he claimed 47% of americans who don't pay federal taxes consider themselves victims. president obama released new ads against those remarks and described how he sees those people during a stop in virginia beach 0. >> i see hardworking virginians. i see students trying to work their way through college. >> polls have the president leading in virginia now by up to a 7% margin. >>> thanks to a donation, nationalses fans will not be stranded in southwest d.c. during the team's playoff run. metro has annnced it will extend the hours that the trains run for all the postseason home games. and a d.c.-based company cald living social will pay for it. metro requires a $29,000 deposit to keep the stations open past midnight. nationalses refused to pay the bill even though other sports teams in town do pay it. >>> there's controversy tonight over the kennedy center honors. that program recognizes artists for excellence in their f
romney has been debating a lot this year. just real quickly. >> i think it's very important. this is the highest influxion moment of any campaign, particularly a presidential campaign. and so he's pretty good on his feet but again every answer is a minute and a half. you have to be hone and sharp and get your few points across that will then be covered by the media and form the broader public's opinion of what happened. >> jennifer: exactly. so interesting. i'll be watching. great popcorn moment. that's democratic strategist jill alper. thanks for joining us, jill. up next, all of the recent budget cuts have the ranks of union workers and public employees cut as well. we're going to tell you why they may be down but they're certainly not out. and is there anything worse than a whiny billionaire? well maybe a whiny republican billionaire. we'll tell you what has sheldon adelson so uh, i'm in a timeout because apparently riding the dog like it's a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment! luckily though
to john kerry a few years ago. but romney's people should have been smart enough to know this was happening. there was no presumption of that. they didn't get out aahead of the story. they didn't define their candidate well. there's two parts to this election, chris. one, is romney said a lot of people are unhappy with obama and his leadership and the economy. we accept that. he never made the connection that i'm the answer and solution. that's where the disconnect happened. >> mitt romney has been doing a lot to -- we saw it starting at the conventions. make himself more acceptable and help people understand him better. he's doing these direct into the camera ads. let me play one of those for you. >> more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle class. >> the president is doing the same thing, doing some of these direct to camera. when you see a million ads in a battleground states, do these stand out? how do yo
a number of your columns written during this campaign, and here is what you say about mr. romney in no particular order. the candidate, you say, he's robotic, unknowable, ideologically incoherent, severely out of touch, contemptuous, and condescending. so i guess you won't be on his christmas card list this year, but does this explain why mr. romney's star is now fading? >> now, let me tell you what i really think, martin. >> thank you. >> no, look, as a candidate he leaves a lot to be desired, and you're hearing that not just from me today. you're hearing it from other republicans who are complaining in print and on the airwaves about -- or asking the question, well, why doesn't romney do this or why doesn't romney do that. romney is romney. mitt is mitt, and, you know, we knew there was -- that the field was weak. we talked about it all spring during the republican primaries, and the weak field, surprise, surprise, produced a pretty weak candidate. >> jonathan, when mitt romney went to london, one tabloid newspaper described hip as mitt the twit, but we're also hearing that rom
romney. he scored big there four years ago. are the polls tightening? john roberts is live in pennsylvania. >> he's here at the valley forge military academy which you may know is general norman schwartz coff's alma mater. here in pennsylvania 40,000 jobs may be on the line if the defense cuts goes through an continues to hammer president obama on the economy insisting a doubling down on his accusation that we cannot afford another four years of this economic policy. >> sonar we are growing slowly than aoefpb of the last two years. these are the results of policies that have not reignited our economy. this president in the light of that has a plan for the country which unfortunately is srurt tule lee identical to what he's been putting in place the last four years, the plan that did not work. >> that was governor romney at a fund-raiser in washington d.c. last night. he continues to point out the contradictions in president obama's economic argument saying back in 2009 that he would have this thing fixed within three years, now saying, bill that no one could fix it in four
won't be on his christmas card list this year, but does this explain why mr. romney's star is now fading? >> now, let me tell you what i really think, martin. >> thank you. >> no, look, as a candidate he leaves a lot to be desired, and you're hearing that not just from me today. you're hearing it from other republicans who are complaining in print and on the airwaves about -- or asking the question, well, why doesn't romney do this or why doesn't romney do that. romney is romney. mitt is mitt, and, you know, we knew there was -- that the field was weak. we talked about it all spring during the republican primaries, and the weak field, surprise, surprise, produced a pretty weak candidate. >> jonathan, when mitt romney went to london, one tabloid newspaper described hip as mitt the twit, but we're also hearing that romney may be the victim because the republican party has hewn so far to the right that it's simply impossible for him to win the base of his party and win independence within the electorate. is that fair? >> you know, i don't really think it is. i mean, i agree that the
in the last four years but that's not what ann romney is hearing on the campaign trail. if you leave now, andrea will set fire to eric's chest hair. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you had a dollar for every dollar car insurance companies say they'll save yoby switching, you'd have like, a ton of dollars. but how are they saving you those dollars? a lot of companies might answer "um" or, "no comment." then there's esurance. born online, raised by technology, and majors in efficiency. so whatever they save, you save. hassle, time, paperwork, hair-tearing-out, and yes, especially dollars. esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. we send it back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: so, do women care about what is happening to america in the last four years? apparently not. according to stephanie cutter, president obama's deputy campaign manager. >> what you find most often with women, they are not concerned about what happened in the last four years. >> kimberly: that is not what ann romney has been hearing. she spoke to greta last night. >> i will tell you four ye
: that is not what ann romney has been hearing. she spoke to greta last night. >> i will tell you four years ago, women that would speak to me had a lot of different concerns on their mind. this time around, it is nearly universal. that they are talking about jobs, the economy, their future. they are talking about debt, entitlement and everything that is so critical we make sure that we get ahold on this economy. >> kimberly: eric, wouldn't it seem to make a lot of sense that women would support the candidacy of mitt romney because hof his experience with the economy, with jobs, with trying to put food on the table, money in the bank? >> eric: again, i don't understand why people are voting for barack obama. women, single women are voting for barack obama overwhelmingly. look what is going on. we talked about it how many times? 500,000 fewer jobs held by women in america this time around versus four years ago when he took over. the unemployment among african-americans, 97% of african-americans are going to vote for barack obama. but the unemployment number skyrocketed under barack obama. i don't
? joining us is an intended consequences. ed worked for years at the side of mitt romney when they worked at bain capital. you were with mitt romney for ten years. >> 93 to 2,000. stuart: mitt romney the man. the personality. i am saying the man is too nice. a lot of people saying he is too nice and cannot go on the attack and stick it to his opponent. >> in private he was mighty tough but he is the very fact based analytical guy who cares about your opinion but once you to back up your opinion. difficult to communicate that through the media where you speak in sound bites and a lot of emotion and intuition goes behind the message. that is not a world he lived in. he lived in a world of fact and analysis. stuart: seen him lose his temper? stuart: yes. stuart: when bang his fist on the table? >> he would talk to your face and explain his point of view and why he thought you weren't thinking of something the right way. stuart: forgive me for asking a personal question. he loses his temper. would you? >> he lost his temper with me over politics at times. stuart: i use some kind of liberal? >
in three years. general motors is reporting profits again. now, mitt romney wants to set the record straight. he says he actually wanted to rebuild the automobile industry by sending it into bankruptcy? maybe romney can explain his ancen thautobile inry vs icn and ohio during the debate. where he is trailing. here's the second thing that mitt romney wants to clear up for all of us out there. >> he says i'm in favor of lowering taxes on wealthy people. no, i'm not. i'm not going to reduce the taxeon tea at l. ac wt to lower taxes on middle income people. he says i want to raise them on middle income people. that's completely inaccurate. >> really? it will be interest to watch romney set the president straight on his tax cut pl. we spe timon "the ed show" ngfi oowll balance the budget without raising taxes. in fact, romney might have revealed too much about his tax plan to a crowd in ohio yesterday. listen as he tells them not to expect any tax cuts. >> i want to bring the rates -- don't be expecting a huge cut in taxes because i'm going to ler ctns axeon >> romney just said he'd cut
his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years. all right. >> romney also making while reaching out to veterans and service members. >> my opponent thinks it's fair for somebody who makes $20 million a year like him pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. >> president obama was in virginia beach. he also talked to veterans and service members who spent 40 days now left for the election both candidates are spending the bulk of their time campaigning in swing states. >>> the california transportation commission today allocated $40 million caltrain to modernize track and eventually integrate into california's high speed rail project. the money will go toward a new high-tech signal system that prevents collisions and enforces speed restrictions. it also optimizes a number per hour. the long range is to have the track modernized by the year 2019. >>> a young actor is found dead. now police wonder if he's tied to the death of another person. >>> critical math gears up for an anniversary celebration in the streets. wh
in the primaries in the last year. >> barack obama is an effective debater. >> governor romney has been practicing for months. i think the invasion of normandy took less preparation than he is putting into the debates. >> hasn't had a debate against a democrat in over ten years i guess it would be probably 2002. >> i have never been in a presidential debate like this, it will be a new experience. >> is your head spinning? expectations came at a fevered pitch. yesterday afternoon we got memos. first one was a memo from romney senior adviser beth myers that couldn't stop praising the president. president obama is a universely aclaimed public speaker. voters already believe by a 25 point margin that president obama is likely to do a better job in the debates, given president obama's natural gifts and extensive seasoning under the bright lights of the debate stage. this morning, the obama campaign countered with its memo. senior adviser david axelrod. we expect mitt romney to be prepared disciplined and aggressive debater. governor pawlenty said he is as good as it gets in debating. maybe this is why
is a second way to breakdown the numbers. romney struggled with favorability number all year. that number underwater, more voters have unfavorable than favorable view in six states. romney is in positive territory in just three. florida, north carolina, virginia. finally, a third bucket of looking at these numbers in the extent of romney's problems. for months, romney led on who could better handle the economy. in four more, he trails the president. colorado, iowa, new hampshire, ohio. tied at 45 in virginia. there are three states that the president hits the 49% mark, leads on the economy, and romney's favorability. consider those romney's problem states. one state where romney wins on the economy, right side up favorability rating and where the president's job approval is below 49, north carolina, which is why the state seems to lean, everybody thinks at the end of the day romney gets to 50 before the president. as the poll out this morning shows, it is a razor tight race. the president up two among likely voters, 48-46. in nevada, leads by two. new hampshire, leads by seven points. rom
the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> startling new developments in the trial against the accused movie theater shooting in colorado james holmes. court documents released today reveal james holmes threatened an unidentified professor while he was still a student at the university of colorado. according to prosecutors, that professor reported the threats and holmes was banned from campus as a result. defense attorneys say those accusations of threats are false. >>> but police confirm today the gunman behind a deadly workplace shooting in minneapolis had been played off hours before opening fire. another person died today raising the death toll to six now which includes the shooter who took his own life. the company's founder was among the dead. >>> coming up on 9news arnold schwarzenegger promises to tell all in his new autobiography. >> what does maria think about the memoir and bringing this all up? >> i think maria is wishing me well with everything i do. >> more from the 60 minute intervie
right. >> i'm not surprised. >> i think your point is totally valid. this is not the best year for mitt romney to be running. the point is i think there are specific flaws to romney as a candidate, but there's a bigger problem here as far as the republican party is concerned in whoever their nominee was going to be this year was going to have a problem. i wrote about this at salon.com. it goes back to how the republican party reacted to and interpreted obama's rikta arvic 2008. they decided to treat him as a radical nationalist. they did that with bill clinton and barack obama. that's standard. they had to explain how a guy like that got elected. in a story they decided to tell themselves was that george w. bush had not been conservative enough. in a way he had. the prescription drug program, but their conclusion was he gave conservatism a bad name, and because it had a bad name, it gave rise and made people susceptible to obama. >> hence the tea party. >> what they decided to go was go extremely far to the right. you had a two-front war, one against obama or one against any that strays
beach it could take a few more years for the economy to recover. mitt romney was also in virginia yesterday. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. the republican presidential nominee trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have a great opportunity with debates to talk about my vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those that believe we want more government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those that believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> the republican presidential nominee will focus on fund-raising tonight. he hopes to bring in $7.5 million for his campaign at two events in the boston area. >>> both candidates will likely speak to israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today although neither will meet with him face to face. president obama and mitt romney expected to call netanyahu, who is in
years later, to harvest them at a significant profit. >> mitt romney's campaign had this to say about this video, in addition to starting up new businesses, mitt romney helped build bain capital by turning around broken companies, creating and saving thousands of jobs. the problem today is president obama hasn't been able to turn around the economy in the same way. here's the problem for mitt romney, though, kristen, which is these were two areas, really, the economy and his record at bain, that were supposed to be the strong points for the romney campaign, and they're now being used as his vulnerabilities, his weak points. unless he can turn this round, you can't blame the obama campaign, they are ramping this up now, and attacking him on the very things he thought that he was going to win on. >> but this isn't really surprising at all. you already began to see the attacks on his bain record starting in the reblican primary. this is something the campaign has been prepared for from day one. they have known that every single piece of his business record was going to be gone through. t
romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> they asked for a face shot and the next question will be can i have a full body shot? >> right now you probably not what sexting is. it's sending racy or nude pictures via text. >> a young woman tells our mike hydek how one picture is having consequences for her. >> it was full body and i wish to this day i hadn't sent it because it changes everything. >> this girl says a bitter ex- boyfriend shared her sexting photos with other students after a breakup. the shame and embarrassment led to a severe depression. >> i have tried cutting myself several times. i tried choking myself to make myself pass out and keep it there and just die. >> on the streets teens say sexting is a bigger problem than parents and authorities know. >> the fact that you think i'm going to lower myself and give that to you. >> they ask for a face shot and the next question will be can i have a full body shot? >> recently university of texas researchers surveyed 1,000 high school students. 30% admitted to
's obama or romney going to do to make the next four years -- >> i'm not entirely sure. i think, charles blow, tell me what you think, i think this continual pounding now, if all obama does is pound away on 47% and romney as this kind of ruthless business figure wrecking jobs at bain, however true that may or may not be, and we haven't even seen the detail of the company report, we can't work it out but these are now becoming a big problem for mitt romney. >> it's a huge problem precisely because it's in his own words. if this was just an attack by the obama campaign and obama was standing in front of the camera saying this is what i think about what he did at bain, it's a very different thing. but using words like harvesting. what does that make the people who lost their jobs, the chaff? what does that make them? this is the worst kind of abusive language that you can possibly imagine. >> the problem for him is it plays to, kristen, i will come back to you on this, it plays to this sense there's always been about mitt romney that he's too rich, too detached. with that comes a kind of ar
four years ago. romney's policies, if anything, are going -- would set them back were he president because under him, there would be no middle class. there would be the very poor and the very, very, very, very, very rich like him. so this whole -- it makes me angry and it makes me frustrated and it makes me embarrassed to be part of this ignorant dumb ass class of white men! 1-866-55-press. and you know what? it's a white man's world. let's face it. things are better off today for women and better off for people of color, no doubt about it. but man you know, all -- most of the advantages in this country still go to white men. let's face it. we'll talk about it when we come back here and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: on your radio on tv the "bill press show." new on current tv. >>and now to my point. that is a whole bunch of bunk! the powerful my steal an election but they cannot steal democracy. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-
obama has done. somewhat fearful on the romney side. >> fearful about another 40 years with this president and his policies. >> i'm not a psychologist. i wish i was but i don't know which is a greater motivator. you get a sense fear can bring you only so far and at some point you have to be for something else. >> exactly. all right. coming up, we've got former presidential candidate, former speaker newt gingrich. he's going to be with us onset. also senator mccaskill whose opponent last night said she just wasn't lady like enough. boy, that will help you with the swing voters in missouri. also former white house secretary dee dee myers and nbc news political director and soon to be former miami hurricanes fan chuck todd. up next "political playbook" and don't miss willie's week in review. it will make your weekend in three minutes. first bill karins with a check of the weekend forecast. >> it's going to be a little transition, joe. we're watching rain moving through areas of new england and the mid-atlantic this morning making for a messy, slow morning commute especiall
it right thing you should get out. this statement was made by mitt romney. >> everybody was to appoint. the eight year deal is tentative until you in members vote. they will make $205,000 by the handcuff 2000 and. we malcolm r. ewing in members back on the field and many fans agree. a lot of fans are glad to see the season go for it. they have combined 70 years of season experience. this will make referees and appreciate the season like never before. the nfl will protect their pensions and they will hire more referees for training. the union is expected to vote on this on saturday. >> melete cabrera has been suspended by the giants. he would have been eligible for. the club will go with the 25 players s.f. that have and we will like to know whether or not the giants made a good decision. on our facebook page and boat. >> near the coast line the fall just will not disappear. you cannot even see the bridge towers. we have been in the '90s and nearly everywhere. in the north bay we're in the upper 80s and we're seeing a 80 degredegree readings near the coast line. we will get cooler on to
to be drawing for the next four years? politics aside. romney/ryan or four more years of obama/biden? >> romney is much funnier. and a robotic sense, he is great. >> i would said my job aside and prefer to have the country recover. i am hoping for a regime change. it is obviously -- cartoonists are in a position of where what is best for them is not necessarily best for the country. i think is all too important this time. that is why i want mitt romney. >> i agree with steve. from a philosophical point of view as an american, i would like mitt romney to win. as a conservative cartoonist, it is always easier to go after the guy you disagree with. >> in the you have any past people who are your favorites to drop? >> anytime somebody has a reputation for salacious behavior, it makes them rich targets for us. the bill clinton years were -- i got out of the office very early every day. that was back when i had a sick handicapped by the way. >> george w. bush was fun for me. he is great to drop. as the term progressed, i disagree with them on many more things. if you are a conservative and you have a
. pennsylvania is actually the kind of state that mitt romney's promise a year ago he was going to be able to put into play the same way john mccain's promise was supposedly that. the reason why pennsylvania has become so solid democratic they've won in each of the past five elections is largely because theuburbs outsi philadelphia, white collar, affluent, right of center economically, left of center social issues have moved decisively towards the democrats. originally mitt romney was seen as a candidate who could appeal to those voters. but he's not making ma inroads there. as a result pennsylvania seems out of reach in an reastic scenario. >> he was doing so fund raising there. that may be the major reason while he's there although the aides ar being a bit coy pretending they think it's realistic to get the democrats that a sthere. wouldn't be first time. >> we'll see if they put any television montimeey or i that. >> let's see if they t up ere with some money. you've been taking a closer look at the so-called sun belt versus the rust belt swing states. what are you seeing? >> both of us star
rights, cares about the kind of country we live in. what's at stake say romney wins for two four-year terms, gets eight years, a shot at picking justices or president obama gets four more years, what's at stake in those periods of time for the foo you tour of the country snp. >> does the constitution still protect a woman's right to dhoos abortion? may a university use race in admission? may congress regulate campaign spending at all or are we going to continue to deregulate campaigns like citizens united? will there still be a barrier between church and state? those are just a handful of the issues, and the thing about the supreme court is you never know exactly what they're going to deal with because who among us predicted that they would decide the 2000 election. they have the last word. that's what matters so much about the supreme court. they have the last word on every important issue in the country. >> well, that brings me to -- how come none of us in general assignment reporting has engaged on the stakes of the court appointments? >> it's a great question because when you foll
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